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My Favourite Accessory

get 10% off my favourite accessory: a custom gold bar accessory. // rachelaz

While our daughter was in the NICU, Daphne, with DM Charm Co. made me a gorgeous, custom “Finnley” necklace. It was such a sweet reminder of my daughter, and it was always so nice to wear our baby girl’s name around my neck. Even though she’s out of the hospital now, I still love my little gold bar necklace. It’s quickly become my favourite accessory. Dress it up or down; it’s an awesome no-brainer for any outfit, and it goes with everything!

Check out Daphne’s shop. And now through May 31st, get 15% percent off your order with promo code: “FINNLEY15.” I just love how you can personalize your pieces with whatever you like — your anniversary, a loved one’s birthday, names, or initials. And they make gifts that much more personal.

Happy shopping mamacitas!


    – RACHEL


gold bar necklace: dm charm co., c/o etsy. // sweater: h&m. //

Finnley Haven Turns Four Months Old

It feels like just yesterday that our little miracle baby was introduced to the world. Today, we celebrate a very Happy Four Months to our beautiful baby girl, Finnley Haven.

At one month gestation, our little 29 week preemie now weighs five times her birth weight at a whopping ten pounds! As of last week, she’s officially out of her newborn clothes. She’s grown from fourteen inches to twenty-one. And we feel like we have less of a baby and more of a toddler.

Her eyes have miraculously developed 100% normally. After five excruciating eye exams, yesterday, we received the incredible news that there is no trace of blindness and she won’t be needing any surgery! Our God reigns, we are just so thankful! 

In other news… FinnFinn loves staring at the ceiling fan, being passed around by family like a hot potato, snuggling with daddy, bubble baths, and practicing Spanish with mommy.

We’re just so grateful for her life and for all of your continued love, prayers and support! Thank you!


    – RACHEL

The Diaper-Rash Fighting Secret

I think one of the most common fears amongst mommas is the very common occurrence of diaper rashes. While we were in the NICU with Finnley, the nurses shared their age-old secret that helps fight and prevent diaper rashes. Thanks to this wonderful little tip, our little four-month old has never had a diaper rash. 

Praise God for tried-and-true tips and happy babies!


    – RACHEL

THE SECRET: It’s as simple as using AQUAPHOR by Eucerin ($6/ea).

WHAT IT DOES: Aquaphor acts as a protective barrier. Commonly used to protect skin from chaffing when running, biking, swimming or exercising. **Please Note: It is only a preventative measure for diaper rash, not a healing ointment for diaper rash.**

HOW TO USE: After each diaper change, apply a dime-sized amount of Aquaphor on your baby’s bumbum and diaper regions. **Please Note: For external use only.**

OTHER USES: Great to help heal eczema, bug bites, dry/cracked skin (especially due to a runny nose), baby acne, and 100% safe to use on your little one!

We purchased a 14oz jar of Aquaphor ($13) for our changing table, best price via amazon:

keep your baby's bumbum happy. Learn the diaper-rash fighting secret. tried and true and proven to protect your little one.
And 1.75oz tubes of Aquaphor ($6/ea) for each of our diaper bags, and vehicles, best price via amazon:
keep your baby's bumbum happy. Learn the diaper-rash fighting secret. tried and true and proven to protect your little one.